Liner Shipping

Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government said on Monday they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach, and one crew member was killed in what Turkey described as a “contemptible attack”. Read More »

Naming of UASC containership Barzan sees first vessel with DNV GL’s new GAS READY class notation hit

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Barzan, the first in a series of six 18,800 TEU container vessels ordered by UASC, was recently named at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in Mokpo, South Korea. Read More »

OOCL announces new China East Coast Express 2 Service

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

OOCL announces the introduction of a new product, the China East Coast Express 2 (CEC2), to supplement our existing CEC service and enhance our product portfolio covering the Asia - U.S. East Coast markets. Read More »

Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government said on Monday they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach, and one crew member was killed in what Turkey described as a “contemptible attack”. Read More »

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding in talks with Maersk unit for container ships order

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) is in talks with a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk for a potential order to build ultra-large container ships, a DSME spokesman said on Monday. Read More »

Call to expand joint patrols in piracy hot spots

Reuters | May 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

After keeping pirates at bay in the Malacca Strait, Singapore and its neighbours want to expand their joint patrols in new piracy hot spots in the South China Sea, the Straits Times reported. Read More »

Iran to send cargo ship to Yemen as truce takes effect

Reuters | May 10, 2015 | Liner Shipping

An Iranian cargo ship will set sail for the rebel-held Yemeni port of Hodeida on Sunday evening, Iran’s Tasnim news agency said, in a move likely to fan further tensions with Saudi-led forces blockading the country. Read More »

Pasha Hawaii’s M/V Marjorie C Begins Service in the Mainland/Hawaii Trade Lane

AJOT | May 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii today announced that the M/V Marjorie C has arrived to begin her maiden voyage from the Port of San Diego, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. Read More »

Asia-North Europe container freight rates jump 151%

Reuters | May 08, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Freight rates for the shipping of containers from Asia to Northern Europe jumped by 151 percent per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday, one source with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters. Read More »

Evergreen Launches Vietnam-Singapore-Malaysia service

AJOT | May 07, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In light of the increasing capacity demand, Evergreen Line will launch its new Vietnam-Singapore-Malaysia service (VSM) this month. Read More »

Maersk Tigris ship released by Iran, crew safe

Reuters | May 07, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Iran has released a Marshall-Islands flagged container ship and its crew which were seized last month in one of the world’s major oil shipping lanes, the vessel’s operator said on Thursday. Read More »

Shipping freight rates to stay low until at least 2020

Reuters | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping freight rates, which have hit record lows this year, are set to remain weak for the rest of the decade or longer as there are too many ships and because low fuel prices are capping operating costs, Goldman Sachs said. Read More »

CMA CGM - Rate Restoration From all Asian ports to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India

AJOT | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

CMA CGM announces Rate Restoration From all Asian ports to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India Read More »

TSA Lines Move To Stabilize Rates, Meet Sustained Cargo Demand

AJOT | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Carrier group predicts strong Q2 volumes and effective supply in line with demand; recommends June and July GRIs, peak season surcharge. Read More »

Hapag Lloyd Malaysia Terminal Handling Charges

AJOT | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Hapag-Lloyd informs about revision of THCs in Malaysia as from June 1, 2015. Read More »

WISTA-UK aims to help combat corruption and bribery in the maritime industry

AJOT | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Combating corruption and bribery in the maritime industry was the key topic of conversation at the WISTA-UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Mazard LLP, Tower Bridge House in London Read More »

Hapag Lloyd Spain and Portugal - Overweight Additional Inland (OAD)

AJOT | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

Hapag-Lloyd informs about application of Overweight Additional for Spain & Portugal Inland haulages. Read More »

U.S. Navy stops accompanying ships through Strait of Hormuz

Reuters | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The U.S. Navy has stopped accompanying commercial ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a mission it began last week in the wake of Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Read More »

Iran says dispute over seized Maersk ship could be settled in days

Reuters | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Iran said on Wednesday a legal settlement could be reached soon over its seizure of a Marshall-Islands flagged Maersk Tigris container ship in the Strait of Hormuz last month, the official IRNA news agency reported. Read More »

Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

Reuters | May 06, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters. Read More »